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Topic # 81569 14-Apr-2011 15:23
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I just got my new computer in Dec - specs in Signature, but my PSU has started recently making humming/vibrating noise.  Especially when playing World of Warcraft.  Although it has started making the noises while just browsing the internet.  So the noise/problem is escalting to a point where the noise is annoying me,

My PSU is 420W.  My husbands PSU is 400W and makes no noises.

I put my computer in for checking the other week - and their tests came back normal. 

I was told it could be my graphics driver needing more power. My graphics is a low end one.  My husbands graphics is 512Mb and still no wierd noises from his machine which is similar to mine, excpet the graphics card.

Should I be worried about the noises. Not sure if the movie embed works, so there is a link.

http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/pearly_pearlsnz/?action=view&current=miscapril2011058.mp4






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  Reply # 458778 14-Apr-2011 15:37
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Could also be a fan inside the PSU needing some attention....




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  Reply # 458780 14-Apr-2011 15:42
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Thank-you for your reply.

I assumed when they tested it, they would have checked out the whole psu including the fan.

Should I get them to check the PSU again and email the people it is under warranty with my recording?





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  Reply # 458796 14-Apr-2011 16:14
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Hard to tell from the recording. Could be case rattle too. Loose panel or something floating around inside the case.



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  Reply # 458800 14-Apr-2011 16:15
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Yeah, I have checked the case, opened her up and let her breathe to see where the noise is originating from.

Definitely comes from the PSU.

She's not running hot either.




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  Reply # 458809 14-Apr-2011 16:24
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Could be something loose in the PSU then, or the fan's a dud and running off centre. If it's under warranty just take it back and get them to check it out. These things happen.



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  Reply # 458810 14-Apr-2011 16:25
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Yeah, I will take it back again seeing it is under warranty.  It is just a big hassle.




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